Namrata Shrestha

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Namrata Shrestha
OccupationActress, model
Years active2005  – present

Namrata Shrestha is a Nepalese model and actress, known for her roles in Nepali films including the romantic film November Rain and Mero Euta Saathi Chha. She is a National Film Award winner and is well known for her appearance in Nepali music videos,[1] theatre productions and modelling.


Shrestha began her film career in 2008, and made her breakthrough playing Reetu in the romantic comedy film Sano Sansar. After the release of Sano Sansar raised her profile, she was cast for Mero Euta Saathi Cha (2009).[citation needed]

In 2010, Shrestha appeared in two movies. She had a cameo in the film First Love and as a sponsor in a short film for HIV Aids Awareness. Later that year she debuted in her first theater performance, Jalpari.[2] In 2011, she acted as the main character Carol in the theater production of Oleanna.[citation needed]

In 2013, she appeared in the Nepali movie Chhadke alongside Saugat Malla, Daya Hang Rai and Robin Tamang. Chhadke, directed by debutant Nigam Shrestha, got mixed to negative reviews, though overall the movie was commercially successful. Shrestha played the character Soli, an aggressive young woman involved in a local gang.[citation needed]

In September 2013, Maun was released, in which both main characters, including Shrestha's, are deaf and mute. Shrestha had training in sign language.[3]

In 2014, Shrestha was cast alongside Aaryan Sigdel as the onscreen couple for the blockbuster film November Rain.

In 2015, Shrestha starred in the film Soul Sister. Shrestha played a dual character in the film, and sang the Nepali hitsong "Bistarai Bistarai". Her singing was much acclaimed, though the film was a flop.[4]

In 2016, Shrestha starred in the movie Classic, again alongside Aryan Sigdel.[5]

Shrestha has appeared on the cover of Navyaata Magazine,[6] Wave Magazine,[7] VOW Magazine,[8] and other magazines. She has also been featured in Nepali Entertainment portal[9]


Year Film Role Notes
2008 Sano Sansar Reetu
2009 Mero Euta Saathi Cha Shika
2010 First Love Guest Appearance
2010 HIV Aids Awareness Short film[10]
2012 Miss U[11] Jasmine
2013 Chhadke Soli
2013 Maun Barsha
2014 Megha Megha
2014 November Rain Sheetal
2014 Tandav Maya
2015 Soul Sister Maya
2015 Adhakatti Namrata Special appearance in song "Hey Namrata"
2016 Classic Dristi
2016 Homework Anshu Raymajhi
2016 Sambhodhan Parol
2017 Parva Reetu
2018 Prasad Narayani
2019 Xira Xira Upcoming

Theatre appearances[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2009 Jalpari Jalpari Based on the play Lady From the Sea[12]
2011 Oleanna[13] Carol
2014 Yerma[14] Yerma
2017 Golden Boy Golden Boy

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Work Result
2014 INFA Awards (Hong Kong) Best Actor (female) 2014 Maun Won[15][16]
2015 NEFTA awards 2015 Best actress November Rain Nominated[17]
2015 NEFTA awards Popular actress of the year November Rain Nominated[17]
2016 FAAN Awards Best actress Classic Won[18]
2016 Dcine awards Best actress Classic Won[19][20]
2016 NFDC Award 2016 Best actress Classic Won[21][22]
2016 LG Film Awards Best actress Classic Won[23][24]


  1. ^ "Namrata Shrestha Biography". Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. ^ CS : – Catch Namrata Shrestha as Jalpari Archived 2009-05-28 at the Wayback Machine. (2009-05-21). Retrieved on 2017-06-24.
  3. ^ "Nepali movie maun". Archived from the original on 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-06-14.
  4. ^ "Soul sister flopped, namrata is not sad". Archived from the original on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2015-08-16.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 3, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "On the Navyaata Magazine's Cover". Nepal.FM. Archived from the original on 8 July 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  7. ^ On the Wave Magazine's Cover Archived July 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "On the VOW's Cover". Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Namrata – Featured Model". Archived from the original on 9 April 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  10. ^ Video on YouTube
  11. ^ Archived 2015-03-21 at the Wayback Machine Miss U's Official Website
  12. ^ "CS : – Catch Namrata Shrestha as Jalpari". Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Namrata to debut in theater with Oleanna". Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Namrata to debut in theater with Yerma". Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  15. ^ "INFA award nomination full list". Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  16. ^ "Aaryan namrata win top infa film award". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  17. ^ a b "Top 5 nomination nefta award 2015 full list". Archived from the original on 2015-08-05. Retrieved 2015-08-14.
  18. ^ "PASHUPATI PRASAD Wins 4 FAAN Awards, The Complete Winners List". Archived from the original on 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  19. ^ "'डी सिने अवार्ड'मा 'क्लासिक, प्रेमगीत र वडा नम्बर ६'को बर्चस्व(पूर्ण सूचीसहित)". Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2016-08-14.
  20. ^ "आर्यन र नम्रता फेरि उत्कृष्ट, 'क्लासिक' बर्षकै उत्कृष्ट चलचित्र(फोटाे फिचरसहित)". Archived from the original on 2016-08-15. Retrieved 2016-08-14.
  21. ^ "क्लासिक र प्रेमगीतको चर्को भिडन्त, 'पशुपति प्रसाद र कबड्डी कबड्डी' पनि कम छैनन्". Archived from the original on 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  22. ^ "एनएफडिसी अवार्डमा 'क्लासिक'को दबदबा ,अवार्ड थापेपछी के भने त विजेताहरुले ? (भिडियो)". Archived from the original on 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  23. ^ "डीसीको अवार्डमा नम्रतादेखि साम्राज्ञीको प्रतिस्पर्धा, मनोनयमा ५ फिल्मको वर्चस्व". Archived from the original on 2016-09-04. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
  24. ^ "नम्रता र दयाहाङ उत्कृष्ट नायक–नायिका, रेखा र अनमोल 'पपुलर एक्टर'". Archived from the original on 2016-09-09. Retrieved 2016-09-08.

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